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Gay & Lesbian Tourism Conference - Los Angeles - March 2004

The 5th International Conference on Gay & Lesbian Tourism will open on March 22, 2004 to a capacity audience. Why? Because in an otherwise sluggish, tentative--even shrinking--travel industry, gay and lesbian vacationers have not slowed down at all. In fact, in an online survey of 510 gay and lesbian travelers, taken October 1-15, 2001 (i.e. post-9/11), respondents indicated they'd be taking as many vacations in the coming 12 months as in the past 12. For 66% of them, that means three or more vacations per year. In fact 63% indicated no decrease of travel spending and 28% indicated they will actually increase their vacation budget over the coming year.

Courage To Love? Institute is an intentionally radically inclusive relationship program - welcoming and celebrating diversity. We welcome everyone, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, spiritual affiliation, class, gender or sexual orientation.

This position is responsible for providing support to the Marketing and Project Director. Leads, assists and supports special events and marketing. Builds and nurtures community relationships. Performs general office duties. Participates as a member of the marketing department and other selected Food Bank projects and teams.

Beta Phi Omega AnnouncementThis is to inform you about the Dynamic Glorious Sorority of Beta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. We are a National Feminine Minority/Multicultural Lesbian Sorority that reigns in Carnation Pink, Ice Blue and Pearl White. Although we cater to feminine lesbian women we do not discriminate against bi-sexual,heterosexual women, or any race. We feel that it is ultimately wrong to deny anyone the right to be interested in a sorority such as ours. There are many women that would love to participate in the many volunteer activities that are present in our gay and lesbian communities.

An open forum has been created to bridge the gap between the straight and lgbt African American community. It takes place in two weeks at Coley's restaurant. Please read the post from Jasmyne Cannick for details.

Due to the overwhelming response from the article printed today in the Wave Newspapers entitled "Black, Out and Gay," Earl Ofari Hutchinson (KPFK, Liberation Radio) of the National Alliance for Postive Action has called a "round table" meeting in the African-American community for Saturday, August 2, 2003 in Los Angeles at Coley's Restaurant to discuss tolerance in the African-American community as a whole with LGBT people of African descent.

The "B" Factor. Before we were brought into this world we started out as little girls...until a factor of X or Y got in the way. What happens when two young men end up as they once began? A tragic comedy set in present day Black America

Trendsetters, Inc.: Health fair and after party in Philadelphia on July 19, 2003

FSC will be hiring a Program Officer (full-time), an Development Officer (full-time), and a Financial Manager (part-time). Please view the job descriptions below for more information on each position.

The Women 2 Women Spirit Health Study is a confidential, national health study of black women who partner with women. The survey will examine our health screening practices for breast, cervical and other cancers; cancer risk factors such as smoking, body mass index; social support; family and personal medical history; exercise and nutrition; barriers to healthcare; and butch/femme gender identity.

Grant & Foundation Announcements

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation is accepting applications for its 2003 Winter Grants program.

The Pride Foundation is a community foundation working to strengthen the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. Pride funds a wide range of projects, primarily in Washington State and extending to the four neighboring states of Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Alaska.

Through the Funding for Arts on Radio and Television category, the National Endowment for the Arts seeks to make the excellence and diversity of the arts widely available to the American public through nationally distributed television and radio programs.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will provide up to $3 million over a two-year period to support Phase III of Smoke-Free Families: Innovations to Stop Smoking During and Beyond Pregnancy.

Flintridge Foundation Offers Awards for Visual Artists in California, Oregon, and Washington

The Flintridge Foundation established the Awards for Visual Artists to support California, Oregon, and Washington artists of the highest merit.

Through this highly competitive program, the foundation distributes biennial grants of $25,000 to five artists from California and five artists from Oregon/Washington.

Entergy Charitable Foundation Focuses on Grants to Low-Income Areas

The Entergy Charitable Foundation is a philanthropic program of Entergy Corporation, an energy company serving customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The foundation was founded to focus on supporting nonprofit organizations that serve low-income populations in Entergy Corporation's service area. Since this area encompasses some of the poorest communities in the United States, the foundation's central focus is on funding initiatives that help create and sustain thriving communities.

The ECMC Foundation, a nonprofit member of ECMC Group, works to help ensure equal access to educational opportunities. To this end, the foundation funds scholarship programs, a college resource center, and research designed to support its mission.

The Women's Sports Foundation and RYKA, an athletic footwear manufacturing company, have joined together to provide fitness grants to support organizations and individuals that enhance women's lives through health and fitness-related programs.

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